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The Master program in English - Linguistic from University of Karlstad is for you if you wish to develop your skills in understanding, analyzing, and contextualizing cultural expressions or language use in English, one of the globally most influential languages in contemporary life. 


The diverse forms of the English language are extensively present in public and private life, as well as in both local and international culture. The study of English use and English-language cultural expression is therefore concretely relevant and has many potential applications across domains such as education and academia, politics, culture, media, business, and more.

The English - Linguistic from University of Karlstad share a joint theme of "English in contemporary life". The linguistic specialization comprises courses that mainly concern applied linguistics, with an overall focus on perspectives and methods for studying and understanding language use as social interaction, cognition, text, and discourse. The literary specialization comprises courses that variously concern cultural and literary negotiations of contemporary life, with an emphasis on historical and geographical contextualizations as well as critical perspectives. 

The program's courses highlight contemporary language use and materials, as well as contemporary theories and methods, and are intimately tied to research specializations at the department. The courses do not merely concern the English language and English literature in themselves, but also concern how linguistic and literary perspectives can shed light on societal phenomena, issues, and developments.


A Master in English entails specialized analytical and critical skills connected to culture, language, and communication.

This program is intended to prepare students for research. This means that you will be prepared for, and will earn attractive and relevant merits for, conducting doctoral studies or working as research assistant in English or related disciplines and subjects. However, the program also gives you analytical and critical skills and competencies related to research and development work that can potentially be applied in any domain where language, culture, and communication are central.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and methods in language research 
  • Second language learning: Social perspectives
  • Language and social media 
  • Critical approaches to language and discourse 
  • Using Corpora for Language Research 
  • Language and Thought 
  • Language and Gender 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Degree of Bachelor with at least 90 credits in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4465 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8931 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Tuition fees for international master programmes range from 95.000 to 235.000 SEK.


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